“The new year is the perfect time to set new goals for yourself, especially if you have been thinking about growing a garden. THIS IS YOUR YEAR!  Don’t be discouraged by lack of space, or knowledge about growing specific varieties.   Set some small attainable goals for yourself in the gardening department and before the year is over you’ll be...

In Salt Lake City, Utah, even though there may be snow on the ground and freezing temperatures…people are growing countless fruits and vegetables indoors in the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food building.  They are also using aquaponics, which uses fish to provide the nutrients that the plants need to grow. Read the full article at: “Good4Utah.com” “If...

This woman started a “Food is Free” laneway next to the side of her house that she rents.  The entire community supports the project by sharing their own “extras” and working together to take care of the plants that are growing there.  Everything is free. “The concept that something is free blows peoples’ minds,” says Risdale to Happen....

Not everyone who grows their own food has acres of land or even a large suburban backyard. Many home gardeners everywhere are learning how to grow their favorite fruits, veggies and herbs vertically to save space. This is important for high-rise dwellers, balcony or rooftop gardeners and even renters who are unable to use what little space they may have in their yard. Here’s...

Next time you’re at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, wander over to the Third Base side of the EMC Level for a peek at their 5,000 square foot urban farm. Positioned on top of their Front Office, they’re growing an estimated 4,000 lbs. of broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes and more!  If you’re hungry, sit down at the Fenway Park’s EMC Club restaurant...

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The original source of this post can be found at SeedsNow.com What is a garden cloche? It’s basically a fancy term for a glass bell or dome that you place over young seedlings or plants to protect them from cold weather, hail or in some situations…snow. Simply place a mason jar over your sensitive seedlings or plants that you want to over-winterize.  ...

Not everything you eat during the holidays has to be “bad” for you! Here’s 8 quick, delicious and healthy fruit and veggies trays to serve up during your next Christmas party. Tomato and Basil Caprese Wreath, by VeggieWala Holiday Ornament Veggie Tray, by ButterWithASideOfBread Joy Veggie Tray, by ModernParentsMessyKids Edible Fruit Tree,...

Photo Cred: Mark Hogan/Flickr Lead is a being found in the soil in many urban gardens.  Recently surveyed were 71 urban gardens in New York City, and guess what? They all tested positive for high levels of lead and arsenic.  So what can you do to protect yourself if you’re gardening in the city?  Well, besides having your soil tested, here are some other...

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Photo by Rebecca Cuttler Do you lack outdoor garden space? Are you an apartment or condo dweller who is wanting to start growing some of your own food?  Even YOU can grow nutritious food at home without a backyard or any raised garden beds. “Growing food, even if it’s a small amount, is a beautiful, fun and creative experience. The subtle shift from being...

source: The Incredible Edible Farm In Southern California, there’s an urban farm called The Incredible Edible Park and they are feeding about 200,000 people every month!  The park consists of 4 1/2 acres of land and is ran by the City of Irvine, the OC Great Park, Orange County Produce, and Second Harvest Food Bank.  The food grown in the park is taken...

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Growing sprouts is an easy way to still grow some food during the cold winter months if you’re unable to get out and work the soil in your garden.  Not only do they taste great, but you can be harvesting sprouts to eat in as little as 3-5 days! They are delicious on sandwiches, salads and stir-fry’s. The most common sprouts that people are growing these...

There are plenty of good reasons why you should get try getting your feet wet with hydroponics, but here’s 6 reasons that might just have you building your own system this weekend. #1- You Are In Control: You will become the master of the water, experimenting with different nutrients to come up with an easy formula to keep your plants at their healthiest....

In Columbus, Ohio there is a three acre plot of farmland devoted to healing people through a program called “Garden of Hope”.   There you’ll find fruits and vegetables being grown by cancer patients and cancer survivors.  Growing and harvesting their own organic food improves their health while reducing their risk of future cancer recurrences. “After...

From Visually by WebpageFX.   #1.  LETTUCE Lettuce can be grown practically anywhere. Lettuce it is a cool-season vegetable, with an ideal temperature of 50-60 degrees. It does poorly in hot weather, and is tolerant to some frost and light freezes. The leafy types mature quickly and are more suited for warm climates. Cos is also more heat tolerant. It will...

It’s pretty cool how people can use shipping containers.  We’ve seen people use shipping containers and transform them into homes, hotels, business.  In fact, here is an amazing collection photos of how people have used shipping containers.  People sure are creative!  And best of all, the containers aren’t all that expensive.  The possibilities...